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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 1:53pm

New words that enter the dictionary must meet three criteria, says Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Originally broadcast April 19, 2017.

James Levine Sues Met Opera, Accuses It Of 'Cynically Hijacking' #MeToo

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:36am

The conductor has sued New York's storied opera house after being fired earlier this week following the Met's internal investigation into allegations of sexual abusive conduct towards young artists.

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I Smell A Rat

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

It's time to RATchet up the stakes: the answer to each question in this final round game contains the consecutive letters R-A-T.

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Ask Me Another Again Later

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In a brand-new segment, host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton test their trivia acumen against their toughest competitor yet: a Magic 8-Ball.

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Singing Around The House

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

In this music game, we've rewritten songs with the word "house" in the title to be about famous residences.

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Mary J.K. Blige

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

Every answer in this game is the name of a famous person with initials in their name. We replaced those initials with an initialism beginning with the same letters.

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William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on 'The Good Place.' Then NYT ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.

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Tunes For Tots

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

We'll play a children's song by a well-known musical artist, and contestants ring in to tell us who's singing.

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Memorabilia For Real, Ya?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:18am

Guess which pieces of celebrity memorabilia are real and which are fake.

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Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

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Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

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Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

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Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 8:23am

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

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When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:00am

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

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Slack Hostage Drama '7 Days In Entebbe' Never Takes Off

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:01pm

Puzzling editing choices prevent this tale of a hijacked 1976 flight from Tel Aviv to Paris from attaining any real tension or narrative momentum.

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'Tomb Raider,' Franchise Nadir

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:01pm

The film depicting the origin story of Lara Croft's raider of lost tombs "isn't awful," says critic Chris Klimek, "but its invasive, thudding mediocrity will make you wish it were."

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'Flower' Is Thorny But Rootless

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:00pm

Max Winkler's tale of a teenager who uses sex to get revenge on a man who may or may not have assaulted her step-brother is a "glib character study" that tries too hard to shock.

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A Gay Teen Romance, Sealed With A Peck: 'Love, Simon'

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 4:00pm

Come for the rom-com elements, familiar and dutiful though they are. Stay for the film's sensitive, specific and closely observed coming-out storyline, which feels new — and important.

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A New Documentary About Adults On Adderall — And Not Just For ADHD

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:58pm

Alison Klayman's new film Take Your Pills looks at the pervasiveness of prescription stimulants — Adderall, Ritalin, and others — in college classrooms and workplaces in the U.S.

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Harper Lee Estate Sues Over 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Broadway Script By Aaron Sorkin

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:17pm

The author's lawyer says a contract bars the producers of a high-profile stage adaptation from departing "in any manner" from the spirit of the classic novel.

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